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    • American Colonies: The Settling of North America

    • Penguin History of the United States, Book 1
    • By: Alan Taylor
    • Narrated by: Bob Souer
    • Length: 21 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the first volume in the Penguin History of the United States series, edited by Eric Foner, Alan Taylor challenges the traditional story of colonial history by examining the many cultures that helped make America, from the native inhabitants from millennia past through the decades of Western colonization and conquest and across the entire continent, all the way to the Pacific coast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent overview of the colonies

    • By CFuller on 08-10-17

    Regular price: $38.49

    • American Revolutions

    • A Continental History, 1750-1804
    • By: Alan Taylor
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 18 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
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    The American Revolution is often portrayed as a high-minded, orderly event whose capstone, the Constitution, provided the ideal framework for a democratic, prosperous nation. Alan Taylor, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, gives us a different creation story in this magisterial history of the nation's founding. Rising out of the continental rivalries of European empires and their native allies, Taylor's Revolution builds like a ground fire overspreading Britain's mainland colonies, fueled by local conditions, destructive, hard to quell.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best book on the American Revolution that I have read

    • By Peter Stephens on 11-16-16

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Civil War of 1812

    • American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies
    • By: Alan Taylor
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 20 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 177
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      4 out of 5 stars 145
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    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor tells the riveting story of a war that redefined North America. In a world of double identities, slippery allegiances, and porous borders, the leaders of the American Republic and the British Empire struggled to control their own diverse peoples. Taylor’s vivid narrative of an often brutal—sometimes farcical—war reveals much about the tangled origins of the United States and Canada.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A proper history of an obscure epoch

    • By margot on 04-22-12
    • American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies
    • By: Alan Taylor
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 20 hrs and 41 mins
    • Release date: 12-27-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 177 ratings

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Internal Enemy

    • Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832
    • By: Alan Taylor
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 288
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    This searing story of slavery and freedom in the Chesapeake reveals the pivot in the nation’s path between the founding and civil war. Frederick Douglass recalled that slaves living along Chesapeake Bay longingly viewed sailing ships as "freedom’s swift-winged angels." In 1813 those angels appeared in the bay as British warships coming to punish the Americans for declaring war on the empire. Drawn from new sources, Alan Taylor's riveting narrative re-creates the events that inspired black Virginians, haunted slaveholders, and set the nation on a new and dangerous course.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is everything historical nonfiction should be

    • By Joe on 06-27-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Our Feuding Founding Fathers

    • By: Alan Taylor
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Our Feuding Founding Fathers" is from the October 17, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Alan Taylor and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Fifty Supernatural Stories

    • By: Edith Wharton, Bessie Kyffin-Taylor, Elia W. Peattie, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 24 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    A gripping collection of Victorian supernatural stories from the greatest ghost story writers of the age. 'Room Number Ten' by Bessie Kyffin-Taylor, 'Kerfol' by Edith Wharton, 'A Child of the Rain' by Elia W. Peattie, 'The Cold Embrace' by Mary E. Braddon, 'The Mummy of Thompson-Pratt' by Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne, 'When I Was Dead' by Vincent O'Sullivan, 'The Everlasting Club' by Arthur Gray, 'The Story of the Spaniards' by E & H Heron, 'The Staircase' by Hugh Walpole....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If you acclimate to the narration, it's enjoyable

    • By Ryan on 09-24-16

    Regular price: $98.17

    • Appointment in Arezzo

    • My Life with Muriel Spark
    • By: Alan Taylor
    • Narrated by: Alex Walker
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book is an intimate, fond and funny memoir of one of the greatest novelists of the last century. This colourful, personal, anecdotal, indiscrete and admiring memoir charts the course of Muriel Spark's life, revealing her as she really was. Once, she commented, sitting over a glass of chianti at the kitchen table, that she was upset that the academic whom she had appointed her official biographer did not appear to think that she had ever cracked a joke in her life. Alan Taylor sets the record straight.

    Regular price: $11.72

    • The Ruby Files: Volume 2

    • By: Alan J. Porter, Ron Fortier, Bobby Nash, and others
    • Narrated by: Alex Beckham
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    All Ruby ever wants to do is earn enough to get by and stay out of trouble. But no matter how hard he tries to keep his nose clean, trouble has a way of finding him. From spies, to gang wars, hangings, and cold-blooded murder, writers Alan J. Porter, Ron Fortier, Bobby Nash, and Sean Taylor put Ruby through his paces. But in the end, the smart mouth shamus knows that to survive, he's going to need a little help from his friends.

    Regular price: $19.95